Following the phenomenal international success of Big Panda and Tiny Dragon and The Journey, James Norbury’s latest book introduces readers to a very special cat on a remarkable adventure.
‘I’ve learnt that what we want is seldom what we need, and what we need is almost never what we want’.
This is the tale of a cat wise in the ways of zen who hears of a solitary ancient pine, deep in a maple forest, under which infinite wisdom may be found.
So begins a journey of discovery.
Along the way he meets a vivid cast of animals: from an anxious monkey and a tortoise tired of life, to a tiger struggling with anger, a confused wolf cub and a covetous crow.
Each has stories to tell and lessons to share.
But after a surprise encounter with a playful kitten, the cat questions everything . . .